Welch Allyn Deploys ANAQUA Express IP Management Solution

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Medical device leader adopts Anaqua's IAM solution to reduce costs and improve quality

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We are delighted to see our new client, Welch Allyn, go live on our SaaS service

Anaqua, a leading provider of intellectual asset management (IAM) software and services, and Welch Allyn, a leading global manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, have entered into a multi-year agreement for the use of Anaqua's new ANAQUA Express IP management software to manage the company's inventions, patents and trademarks. Welch Allyn will take advantage of the ANAQUA Express Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model.

Welch Allyn has for nearly 100 years been at the forefront of innovation to help caregivers around the world assess, diagnose, and treat more patients, more efficiently and more effectively. The company focuses on diagnostic instruments, state-of-the-art patient monitoring and a complete range of digital and connected solutions for "frontline care" doctors' offices, hospital emergency rooms, clinics, and skilled nursing facilities--the places where 95 percent of all patients seek treatment, but where just five percent of resources are utilized.

"We wanted to bring our patent prosecution activity in-house to save costs and improve quality, and we also wanted the option of a hosted solution," said Chris Horacek, associate general counsel at Welch Allyn. "We looked at the alternatives and selected Anaqua, and our team has been very impressed by the seamless and easy implementation process."

"We are delighted to see our new client, Welch Allyn, go live on our SaaS service," said Priya Iyer, CEO of Anaqua. "We are seeing increasing interest from mid-sized companies in the medical equipment and other sectors. With ANAQUA Enterprise and ANAQUA Express, we have solutions to match a broad range of needs and budgets. Our new Express Startup methodology gets the client up and running quickly and we are able to minimize the impact on their internal team."

About Welch Allyn

Founded in 1915 and headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, NY (USA), Welch Allyn is a leading global manufacturer of medical diagnostic equipment and a complete range of digital and connected solutions. With 2,600 employees working in 26 different countries, Welch Allyn specializes in helping doctors, nurses, and other frontline practitioners across the globe provide the best patient care by developing innovative products, breakthrough technologies, and cutting-edge solutions that help them see more patients, detect more conditions, and improve more lives. More information about Welch Allyn and its complete line of connected products and solutions may be found at http://www.welchallyn.com.

About Anaqua

Anaqua's software helps leading companies grow and protect company value with an advanced, flexible IAM solution used by more than 20,000 users in over 100 countries to manage more than $500 billion in intellectual assets. Companies have saved tens of millions of dollars in annual IAM costs with Anaqua, while increasing licensing revenue, return on R&D and improving alignment of IA with business goals. The ANAQUA Enterprise IAM solution supports the full IA lifecycle from idea to monetization for all IA categories, including inventions, patents, trade secrets, brands and trademarks. Clients include Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, Ford, Kimberly-Clark, Diageo, British American Tobacco, Eastman Chemical and The Coca-Cola Company. The recently announced ANAQUA Express is a streamlined, more affordable solution for smaller IP teams at clients like The Nielsen Company and M-I Swaco. Anaqua is headquartered in Boston, MA, and has a European head office in London. For additional information please visit http://www.anaqua.com.


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